2016 World Junior A Challenge

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2016 World Junior A Challenge
Game #12
Bronze
Final
December 16, 2016 7:30 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
2
4
3
3
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
7
10
22
15
14
8
37

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
16
1 / 6
12

Game Story

SVECHNIKOV LEADS RUSSIA TO BRONZE WITH RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Andrei Svechnikov scored a hat trick and added an assist, sparking Russia to a 7-4 win over the Czech Republic and the bronze medal at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge on Friday night.

The three goals give Svechnikov the single-tournament goal-scoring record with eight, surpassing the previous record set by Belarus forward Siarhei Drozd in 2008, and his 12 points leave him even with current Chicago Blackhawks forward Nick Schmaltz, who first set the single-year mark in 2013.

Russia won bronze for the fourth time in tournament history – joining 2006, 2009 and 2014. It is the fourth-consecutive year the Russians have left the World Junior A Challenge with a medal.

Svechnikov did not waste any time getting the scoring started, picking off an errant Czech pass in his own zone and racing away before going to the backhand to beat goaltender Jan Ruzicka at 6:21.

Denis Mikhnin doubled the advantage at 9:49, finishing off a set-up from Nikita Anokhovskiy, but Radovan Pavlik got one back for the Czechs just over three minutes later, streaking down the right wing before beating Russian netminder Daniil Iakovlev.

Svechnikov added his second of the period to restore the two-goal advantage, powering in from the left of Ruzicka before pulling the puck to his forehand to beat the Czech goaltender.

Petr Kvaca replaced Ruzicka to start the second period after he allowed three goals on 15 shots.

The Russians continued to pour on the offence, scoring three more times before the midway mark of the middle frame, started by an Ivan Klepko goal less than three minutes into the second.

Alexey Lipanov scored on the power play to make it 5-1 at 5:57, ripping a wrist shot past Kvaca from the slot, before Svechnikov finished his hat trick with the record-setting goal, spinning away from a Czech defender behind the net before beating Kvaca to the post on a wraparound.

Kristian Reichel scored late in the second period and David Kvasnicka added a power-play marker early in the third to get the Czechs back within three goals, but Ivan Chekhovich finished off a 2-on-1 set-up from Svechnikov for the 7-3 goal midway through the final stanza.

Pavel Kousal netted a consolation goal in the dying minutes for the Czechs, who still managed their best finish ever at the tournament; they had never before reached the semifinals.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kurovsky
Roughing (2:00)
01:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Okhotiuk
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
01:10
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

06:21
GOAL
Goal: Denis Mikhnin

Assists: Nikita Anokhovskiy, Nikita Okhotiuk
09:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kurovsky
Interference (2:00)
10:09
GOAL
Goal: Radovan Pavlik

Assists: Petr Kodytek, Jakub Sirota
13:03
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

Assists: Georgii Dedov
14:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Reichel
Roughing (2:00)
14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Egorov
Tripping (2:00)
17:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Vracovsky
Interference (2:00)
19:00
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Petr Kvaca

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Klepko

Assists: Veniamin Baranov
02:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Novak
Hooking (2:00)
05:51
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexey Lipanov

Assists: Veniamin Baranov
05:57
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

Assists: Alexey Lipanov
09:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Kousal
Hooking (2:00)
10:02
GOAL
Goal: Kristian Reichel

Assists: Tomas Havranek
15:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrei Svechnikov
Slashing (2:00)
00:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Slepets
Tripping (2:00)
04:17
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Filip Kral

Assists: Adam Kubik, Kristian Reichel
04:25
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Chekhovich

Assists: Andrei Svechnikov
10:13
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Kousal

Assists: Radovan Pavlik, Petr Kodytek
11:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Semen Pereliaev
Holding (2:00)
13:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicolas Werbik
Hooking (2:00)
15:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Zachar
Roughing (2:00)
17:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgeny Kalabushkin
Roughing (2:00)
17:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jan Ruzicka CZE 20 15 12 3 0.800
Petr Kvaca CZE 40 22 18 4 0.818
Daniil Iakovlev RUS 60 22 18 4 0.818

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 7 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2016
7 - 4 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2016
1 - 2 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 15, 2016
2 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2016
4 - 3 W @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 14, 2016
6 - 5 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 13, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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